Editors' note: This post was updated June 12, 2013, with the new 2013 MacBook Airs.
For the first time since last October, Apple has released new MacBooks -- but for now, they're just Airs.
Both the 13- and 11-inch MacBook Air are refreshed with new fourth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and better battery life, but few other significant changes apart from faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Meanwhile, the MacBook Pros -- both the non-Retina and Retina models -- retain the same processors and specs as before. A bit confusing, to be sure, but check out the rundown below on where Apple's MacBook lineup currently stands.
Before this, we would have said the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro was the best Apple laptop. Stay tuned for our reviews of the new Airs to see if our opinion changes.
Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, June 2013)
This year's MacBook Air once again opts for gradual improvements and a lowered price over last year, the key differences being updated Intel processors and a claim of "all-day" battery life (12 hours). We'll update you with our official CNET battery test and see if the claims hold up.
Read our first take of the new 13-inch MacBook Air.
Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, June 2013)
The new 11-inch MacBook Air has literally the same processors as the 13-inch Air, despite its smaller size, and the $999 version now has a 128GB SSD, double last year's storage. We'll put Apple's claim of a 9-hour battery life to the test.
Read our first take of the new 11-inch MacBook Air.
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display
By adding a high-res Retina Display to a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has taken the odd man out of its MacBook line -- the previous 13-inch Pro -- and turned it into a sleek, modern laptop that will be priced out of reach for many. Even though it received a price drop earlier this year, it doesn't currently have the latest Intel processors like the Airs now do.
Read the full review of the Retina Display 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina Display
The newly redesigned MacBook Pro with Retina Display combines an amazing screen with just enough of the MacBook Air design to feel like a new animal, and to take its place as the best of the current MacBook breed. However, like the 13-inch Retina Pro, it doesn't currently benefit from an upgrade to newer Intel processors.
Read the full review of the Retina Display 15-inch MacBook Pro.
Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, June 2012)
Another year of incremental improvements for the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro helps it maintain its lead as a useful, powerful, attractive midsize laptop, but the competition is closer than ever to catching up.
Read the full review of the new 15-inch MacBook Pro.
Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, June 2012)
While the 13-inch MacBook Pro remains a well-built laptop, it's fallen behind the MacBook Air and Retina Display MacBook Pro in design, lacks higher-end upgrades, and feels too expensive compared with the competition.
Read the full review of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro.